Mississippi State athletics announced today that Jim Ellis, the longtime broadcaster of Mississippi State football, basketball, and baseball will be retiring from football and basketball, though he will still be calling Mississippi State baseball.
NEWS | Jim Ellis To Retire From Calling Football, Basketball; Will Continue as Voice of Diamond Dawgshttps://t.co/RBqmSZeMit#HailState pic.twitter.com/7Vp5GEim9O— HailState (@HailState) March 2, 2017
From Mississippi State Athletics’ press release:
Since 1983, Ellis has been a part of MSU's basketball broadcast team, including the Bulldogs' memorable 1996 NCAA Final Four run. He became a radio analyst for MSU football in 1991 before taking over the play-by-play duties in 2011. Ellis was on the call for the memorable 2014 Bulldog football season that saw the program rise to the No. 1 ranking for the first time in history.
Mississippi State intends to start a nationwide search to find Ellis’ replacement in the coming days.